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How much should i charge to go to someones house twice a day to feed and check on cats for almost two months?

Jeanie in Ripon, CA
Dec. 10, 2018

Its only about a mile or two down the road from my house, and will not be interfering with any schedule of mine

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Personally, I would figure about $10/day ($5 per feeding), so approximately $300 per month.

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I let the person I work for decide what they think they should pay then I make sure I give them what they pay for plus some. Like I have the same situation and I am paid 15.00 a visit (most days 2x) well I think that is ridiculous so I take the trash can in and out on trash day, clean the liter box 2x a day, launder their blankets that cover the furniture etc. sweep and mop the entire house each week. Sometimes I clean a window or two. but i love the lady I work for also. 3 cats make quite a mess I am sure you will be busier than you think.

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I would think $10 -$15 is fair?

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15.00 a day

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I would charge $20 a day, $10 per visit

how long is each visit?

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My minimum charge is $15 dollars a day. Remember your value and the value you are providing to the family. Do not cut yourself short. If you do not believe in your value no one else will.

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User in Waialua, HI
Feb. 8, 2019

As a cat owner who is looking for this particular situation for around three weeks this year, I would recommend $15/hour.

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10-20 dollars maybe

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Karen in Greenbrae, CA
March 23, 2019

I would ask if there are any special needs and clarify the amount of time you would like me to stay and play with the cats because they do need some human interaction and play time.

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Catherine in Canton, GA
March 19, 2019

20.00 a day

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20 dollars

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I'd say $10 a day. 50-70 a week.

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I think that around 3-4 dollars will be fair but i think it also depends on if you need to do something else at his place.

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Lachelle in Kelso, WA
March 15, 2019

You are still responsible and must pay for insurance, fuel and your time. I would charge at least $25 per day.

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I would go with monthly rate of -$400.00 s since it is close to house and doesnt interfere with schedule, plus you have a long term daily job here which is nice. If they can get by with once a day than 300

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From what I have seen in my area, around $25-$30 would seem reasonable.

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10 dollars for day

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User in Houston, TX
Feb. 25, 2019

I would charge about 10$ a day.

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Usually a reasonable agreement can be made between the two of you, something that is fair for both of you. Ask them to talk about it with you, tell them how much it would be if you charged them the regular price and ask them what they expected to pay. I'm sure if you talk it over you'll find a win-win situation.

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$25.00a day, 20 for you 5 for taxes.

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User in Stratford, CT
Feb. 17, 2019

I would charge about $15 a day since their only a mile away.

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I would charge $10.00/visit since its that close.

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I usually charge $10/$15 a day as cats are pretty self sufficient. Just fresh food, water and clean litter box.

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Jessica in Ogden, UT
Feb. 13, 2019

Consider what it would cost them to board the cats. Check out a few local boarding facilities (some vets also board) and figure out the average cost for two cats per month. Being watched in home is always much better for the cats, so asking a reasonable price isn't that far fetched. Figure out what you're comfortable with, and charge that based on the average boarding fee for your area.

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I recommend $25 per 1 hour visit. So, $50/day. That would be $30,00 for 2 months. But, a long stay like that could be a good referral source and repeat business, so I might consider giving them a special rate, to say $2,750 or even $2,500.

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Mikala in Tampa, FL
Feb. 9, 2019

$10 per cat, per visit. So $20 a visit or $40 a day. Or you could set a specific rate of $10 per visit, but an additional $5 for each additional pet serviced. So then that would be $30 a day. It sounds steep but you have to take into consideration, cleaning the litter box, feeding, watering, administering any type of medication, transportation costs (the miles add up) and you are also looking after their house in a way.

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20 dollars a day to care for them is not to much to ask.

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I would suggest coming up with a set rate. For example; if you normally charge $15 per hour to travel to a client's house and feed their cat, maybe agree to $15 for both trips. You want to give the client value, but not work for free.

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she can let you if she wants eat and drink

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Charge $400

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User in Salem, OR
Feb. 7, 2019

Well, you need to ultimately decide. Maybe work out a flat weekly rate that you both agree on or a monthly rate.

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You should charge them for one day $10 per hour

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Well if you are feeding/watering, cleaning out litter box, and possible play time.. I would say $10 a day if you are going over there everyday.

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Since your not actually going out of your way and considering that it's down the street from your house, I would say $100-$200 total.

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Zoe in Lubbock, TX
Feb. 5, 2019

I would calculate the cost of gas, and calculate a reasonable price for your time. The rate I go off of is 10-15 dollars per day, plus 5 for each animal in my care. Since its cats and they are low maintenance and since you are watching them for so long, I may not add in the extra 5 dollars per animal. I add that in if the animals need a lot of care. It's only a mile or two, since its so close I wouldn't add in a gas charge, but that is up to the worker.

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IT DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH CARE THEY NEED. THE LITTER BOX WILL NEED TO BE CLEANED EVERY DAY PLUS FEEDING AND PLAYING WITH THEM. PER DAY I WOULD SAY ABOUT $15. - $20. PER MONTH I WOULD GIVE THEM A DISCOUNT. IT REALLY DEPENDS HOW FAR AWAY THEY ARE AND THE NEEDS OF THEIR CATS. SOME CATS NEED MORE ATTENTION SOME DON'T. CAROLYN

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once day and once night once in evening

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Terry in Hornbeak, TN
Jan. 31, 2019

It depends on how much time you are spending check on the cats and how much mileage you are putting on your car. We would suggest setting your own hourly rate before you take on pet sitting jobs.

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Jessica in Dubach, LA
Jan. 31, 2019

I would say $10 a day.

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I think I would charge a small fee since it is not out of the way for you. Maybe $10-$15 weekly.

Oh my! That is way too low! Just my opinion.

I charge $10 visit for my outdoor cats, $15 visit for indoor cats since I have to clean their litter box.

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Chase in Forest, VA
Jan. 30, 2019

How do I know when is my application was accepted? P.S. I don't have premium.

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Since cats mainly take care of themselves, you are close to location, no interference with your schedule I would charge 5-10 dollars a day

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User in Chicago, IL
Jan. 30, 2019

35-40 a week

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We would typically charge $15 for cat visits, but we usually go once a day, feed and litter. We charge less for long term jobs though and base it on our location. I would probably charge $600 due to the multiple visits per day.

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$15 because it is close to home

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$10 per visit

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I would charge 12 to 15 per visit depending on the pet's needs.

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$20 a day would be a good price. $10 per visit

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I would charge about $30/day. That would be a great price. If you wanted to give them a discount for being gone so long you could do $15/day if you would like.

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$12-15/day. If its a short distance only. Cats don't require walking or too much activity unlike dogs. Cats usually need playmates and cuddling.

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It is best to discuss this with the owners.

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Krystal in Athens, AL
Jan. 29, 2019

I would say minimum $10 per visit but I'd go more for $15 per visit

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$5 a day if you are simply going there feeding and leaving. Very easy and quick.

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I always charge $30 a day only because I'm part time at PetSmart so I don't over charge. No need to over charge anyone for their pets. :) Hope this helps!

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I would charge 15.00 a day for the two months within 5 miles of my home

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User in Marquette, MI
Jan. 27, 2019

I usually charge $15 an hour to feed and clean out cat litter for two cats. That is $15 per visit, so maybe $10 a day if it is long term.

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I would do it for $25 a day.

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The average for a daily pet sitter would be from $25-$50. Considering its not really out of your way, it's up to you if you'd want to make a bigger profit are give them the lowest charge due to how much you know them. It's also for two months so either way it seems like you're making a good profit. $25 a day seems reasonable for me in this scenario.

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2 months straight, probably 500$

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Karen in Phoenix, AZ
Jan. 27, 2019

Since it is close, I would say $30.00 no less than $20.

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Annie in Anderson, IN
Jan. 27, 2019

Drop in visits could range anywhere from $10-$25 depending on what all needs to be done!

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I would charge a flat rate per week since it is a long term assignment. If the cat was being boarded at a facility, the family would end up paying about $20 a day. Since the job is not a huge inconvenience for you, consider charging $75 per week. That's a great bargain for the family and you still end up making $300 for the job.

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I would say $20 a day. $10 for the first time and $10 for the second time because the person has to drive back and forth per day depending on where he/she lives, also checking on pets are important and that person is going to be doing more than feeding them for example cats throw up from hairballs so, that person might have to clean up puke.

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$75 per week maybe?

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I would charge 6 a day

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Nikki in Oxford, FL
Jan. 26, 2019

To feed, check on; costing you minimal time, gas, and inconvenience I'd say I would pay about 30$ a week If I hired you. So like $90-$100 a month/4-5$ a day/180-200 Total. To feed, check on, change/clean litter, keep company for at least an hour a day, play with etc; costing you minimal time, gas, and inconvenience I'd say I would pay about 100$ a week If I hired you. So like $300 a month/15$ a day/$600 Total. Again this all depends on how easy and convenient it would be for you, what exactly you are doing, how many cats there are, and if they are family, neighbors, or friends. Just keep in mind if they pay 600+ for the time they'd better get updates and be happy when they return (2months is a long time to miss your babys and if they are happy they will prolly bump $pay) :) This is my opinion for my own fuzzy's so I could be way off...:)

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I would charge $5 a day.

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I would charge 15.00 a day to come and visit with your dog and letting him explore different area.

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I would do 10.00 a visit since it is such a long period of time. Normally I do 15.00 a visit. Good luck! :-) Peggy Herr

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Ten dollars a day

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just charge a daily rate, your time is valuable

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Annie in Anderson, IN
Jan. 24, 2019

Depends on the amount of animals, and the travel time.

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Carol in Aurora, OH
Jan. 24, 2019

I would suggest charging $20 a day or $100 a week.

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I would think $10-$15 a day would be very reasonable, especially being, so close by and the task is not very time consuming.

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Hello My Name Is Vanessa Hanley. I did a little dog grooming training for a while at Petco but what my dream job is to get licensed to be a dog trainer . I would love to have my own business with dog training and dog walking . I have always loved animals since I was little. I did some dog walking when I was younger which was 17 years old . I have a dog named Crush she's a Chihuahua. I will treat your beautiful dog like he or she is my own .

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I would say $500 is reasonable.

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Danuel in Holyoke, MA
Jan. 23, 2019

you should give them 400 dollars

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I would say about $15-$20/day.

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Sara in Johnston, IA
Jan. 22, 2019

I charge per visit with consideration of discounts towards long term or large number of visits. I charge $15 per visit normally. For example, if it would be 2 or more visits per day, I'd likely discount to $10 per visit. I don't normally discount for length of service.

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You must remember "cats" is more than one, not sure how many but these babies need more than just feeding and leave. Not only does the litter boxes need to be changed and cleaned daily but they Need attention. Some play time, petting and being held. I would say $21 a day is fair. Perhaps less if being housed in sitters home, which is not a bad idea... unless you have dogs.

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Charge by day:)

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Alison in Spokane, WA
Jan. 22, 2019

Since it is so close to your house I would say about 4 dollars per visit, that way it is about 8 dollars a day, which is 1/3 of many boarding rates.

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Tasha in Sherman, TX
Jan. 20, 2019

$10-15 an hr

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Me personally, I watch my friends cats for a week or 2 while she visits her family down in Florida. She lives right across the street from me and she usually pays me with $30 in a type of gift card and $50 in cash. I'm not entirely sure if she's just overpaying me but I hope this helps.

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10 dollar an hour if it is just a mile or two it is still gas that is making me get to someones house

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If you have automatic feeder and water bowls, you could go once a day, feed them their canned food, play and brush them, clean the litter box. They don't need twice a day. $5.00 per halfhour of time is fair since its on your road.

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I would change $15 per visit

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Leah in Manhattan, KS
Jan. 16, 2019

I would recommend around $15-20 a day. Especially if it is not an inconvenience. That would put you right around $140 a week, which is cheaper than most pet care facilities, but also reasonable.

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I would maybe say $20-30 a day. That seems fair to me.

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Easy gigs like that are better off having a flat rate. Of course, that rate is up to you! For example, if it were me and the client was fairly close and it was not too much trouble for me, I may charge a simple flat fee of $5-$10 per visit, or $10-$20 dollars a day. If you get a pet sitting gig where you will be driving long distances and/or staying at their home for long periods of time, that's when you should charge by the hour and also take the driving cost into effect. Hope this helped!

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If you are just going a short distance and they are providing food. I would charge not by hour, but by visit. No one wants to pay someone 15 dollars to feed their animals. I would charge about 5 dollars each visit. Which includes gas price and time. its small but each time you visit it will build up over time.

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Susan in Anaheim, CA
Jan. 14, 2019

You can charge 15 per visit since it is close or 25 a day.

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I would charge $50 week to 2 checks a day only a mile or 2 down the road- its not going to cost much in travel and only a few minutes of your time to clean a litter box and its a lengthy gig.

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Maybe 10$ or 15$ a day since it is close and it is twice a day.

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Fran in Haverhill, MA
Jan. 12, 2019

If it is close enough to my house, I would say at least, $10-$15hr for 1 hour or so, each visit to accomplish 2 visits a day.

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Ashley in Oceano, CA
Jan. 11, 2019

Being the nicer person I am I charge $10HR. So if it were me, I would be nice and do 10 a day for 60 days. That comes close to $600.

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Libi in Attleboro, MA
Jan. 10, 2019

I would look at this way. I pet sit my friend cat at my place for over 3 weeks. only had to clean her litter box, feed her twice a day, and check on her. It was easy. I charged her $15 a day just because unlike dogs who needs 3 times a day exercise the cat didn't.

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Susan in Debary, FL
Jan. 9, 2019

hi, My name is Susan & to answer your question if it's not to far from you, you stay a while , if she asks I think ? 15 to 20 a day is not bad.

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You have to figure gas, even though it's not that far, it still cost. How much time you spend with the cats, feeding, playing and scooping the litter box.

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I travel alot. My immediate neighbor is my cat sitter. How I calculate what I pay is $2.50 per cat. I have 3 cats. My neighbor checks on them twice daily. So ... $2.50/cat x 3 = $7.50/visit x 2 is $15.00/day. If I needed extras like mowing the grass, watering plants, bringing in the mail I would pay a little extra. However, I view these activities as part of petsitting.

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$5-$10 a day depending on the amount of work to do daily or work out a flat fee like $100 for the month

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I would charge maybe $7-10 a day, or maybe a weekly rate of say, like $35-50 dollars a week/month.

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Linda in Omaha, NE
Jan. 5, 2019

I think it would be appropriate to charge $15 daily, i.e., $7.50 per trip, if your care also includes cleaning out the cats' litter box daily and cleaning up any accidents. Linda Logas of Omaha NE

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I am a professional dog walker and I charge people depending on the distance. If it is only a short distance, I would charge around $10-$12 per visit.

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It depends on the situation. Are you helping a "friend" or someone just asked you? Do you have any training or knowledge of animals? If not then it should be $10 per day

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I would say 20.00 per day, or a flat rate as to the jobs length. They are paying for piece of mind. And any pet owner can tell you thats priceless.

I agree with you Heather. You’re being paid for so much more than time, effort, and gas. It’s important to keep in mind that your true value comes from their “peace-of-mind” (in the form of your commitment) and your trustworthiness. When they give you the key to their home or code to the garage they’re handing over their home and possessions, as well as pets. Before I became a pet sitter my cat caregiver charged $15/day for one visit for two cats and said two daily visits would be $20/day. That seemed fair enough. However, as the duration is much more than a few days a weekly/monthly rate would seem the better route. When figuring the amount remember that it may be close by, it may not interfere with your schedule, and it may be someone you know but.....every morning and every evening, every single day, for eight weeks is an enormous commitment! In this case, your commitment is a huge factor in what you should charge.

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User in Spokane, WA
Dec. 24, 2018

I charge $15 per visit.

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I'd go with minimum wage + gas money. So if it takes an hour total per day, I'd say about 13-15$ a day depending on how far away they are. Or do a flat rate for the whole month

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Frank in Boonton, NJ
Dec. 20, 2018

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You need to make the position worth your time.A reasonable 1/2 hourly rate,such as $10.00,since the position does not sound too strenuous and is close to your home,will give you a nice income at the end of 2 months.

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Hey! If you are feeding the cats, playing with them, and managing litter/pee-pads, I would charge $15-20 an hour:) I hope this helps!